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Meet the friendly staff at Beaches-Fallingbrook Veterinary Clinic !

  • Dr.
    Matt Haghighat

    Dr. Matt Haghighat received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree with honours in 2006 from Azad University in Iran. He is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and is a licensed member in good standing with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO). During the 8 years of practice in his own clinic, he developed a high interest in internal medicine, cardiology and soft tissue surgery, especially Obstetrics. After obtaining the North American Veterinary Licence certification with Honours, Dr. Matt went to work as a Veterinary Doctor in Toronto and London area and finally inaugurated Beaches Fallingbrook Veterinary Clinic with Dr Sam. Dr. Matt loves to study the latest articles and learn from the newest medical findings. He resides in the Beaches Area. When not working, he enjoys running or biking along the beach. He loves to play soccer and volleyball when he can find some spare time.

  • Dr.
    Sam Shahsavari

    Dr. Sam Shahsavari received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Shiraz University in Iran and has worked as a veterinarian since 1992. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and is a licensed member in good standing with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO). Dr. Sam has also a Master of Public Health from Tehran Medical University. Dr. Sam has run his own mobile clinic and worked for a busy Veterinary hospital in West Ontario as a Veterinary Doctor. He is the clinic owner with Dr. Matt. Besides the internal medicine, Dr. Sam’s professional interests include anaesthesia procedures and surgery. He resides in Toronto with his lovely wife, two daughters and their adorable Maltese/ Shih Tzu dog named Bambi.

  • Laura D.
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Laura has a love for animals since she is a little girl. 

  • Landis C.
    Veterinary Receptionist


  • Maria Novikova
    Maria Novikova is the clinic Veterinary Assistant Receptionist. She has studied her Bachelor of Science in Dalhousie and St. Mary’s and moved to Toronto to pursue her career in Animal care. She has assisted and trained police dogs and has accumulated a comprehensive experience with dog boarding in Woodstock NB with her dad. When she is not busy taking care of the patients at the clinic, Maria likes to dance and play piano on her days off. She is very concerned about animal care and has opened her home to three rescued pets: Dede, Cysco and Mansa. Dede and Cysco are black cats and Mansa is a happy playful Chihuahua.
  • Emily P.
    Seasonal Receptionist - University of Guelph Student
  • Abbey J.
    Co-op student

    Abbey loves to be around animals and caring for them. In her co-op journey, she helps hospitalized patients to feel as tranquil as possible while they are receiving their medical care at the Clinic.

  • Michael R.
  • Django

    Django is the clinic chief resident and our first cancer patient. He has been rescued from the street by Maria and brought to the clinic for extensive examination. Since then, we all fell in love with him and decided to give him a new chance to live a better life. He is an adorable 17 years old white cat and doing better than ever.

Office Hours



9:00 AM-7:00 pm


9:00 am-7:00 pm


9:00 AM-7:00 pm


9:00 AM-7:00 pm


9:00 AM-7:00 pm


10:00 am-5:00 pm


10:00 am-5:00 pm

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